Friday, November 8, 2013

Bawls Root Beer

I did NOT expect much from this when I opened it. A root beer from an energy drink company? Yeah, that's probably not going to be the best...

Bawls Root Beer
Sitting in the little bit of snow we just got - first snow of Winter 13/14.

CAFFEINE!! I think Barq's is the only root beer that I'd had prior to this that contained caffeine, and Barq's doesn't have much (22.5 mg of caffeine per 12 oz, or 1.8 mg / oz). This 10 oz bottle of Bawls had 65 mg of caffeine (or 6.5 mg / oz), which is pretty average when compared to your "average" cup of coffee which has 6.25 - 12.5 mg of caffeine / oz (according to Wikipedia). Red Bull, Monster, Full Throttle, or Nos energy drinks of equal size contains more than double the amount of caffeine than in Bawls. It's the guarana seeds that give Bawls it's caffeine - there's about double the amount of caffeine in a guarana seed than there is in a coffee bean.

Anyway... on to the review...

Brand: Bawls Root Beer.

Origin: Miami, Florida.

Purchase Place: "Minnesota's Largest Candy Store," Jordan, MN.

Sweetener: High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Review: It was better than I thought, but it still wasn't great. The flavor was decent, but it was a bit watered-down. And the aftertaste was "chemical-like," which is maybe to-be-expected from an energy drink company. I'll rank it just below average.

Score: 4.5 out of 10.

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